New York Times, Friday, March 25, 2011

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,417
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1. Hurriedly : INHASTE
8. Renaissance fair sights : JOUSTS
14. Remove forcibly : TEARAWAY
16. Best in calculating? : OUTWIT
17. Start of a breaking news story : WERELIVE
18. R-rated, maybe : STEAMY
19. Make thin, say : ADDWATER
20. Digs for peanuts? : HOSTEL
21. Animal used in 8-Across : STEED
22. Not allowed on certain diets : TREF
24. What starts off light? : TWI
25. ___ drive (engine in "Star Wars") : ION
26. Wrapped up : FURLED
29. Green Giant bagful : PEAS
30. She "espied their tails side by side, / All hung on a tree to dry" : BOPEEP
31. Rush drummer/lyricist Neil : PEART
32. No-name : GENERIC
35. Merging locations : ONRAMPS
37. Hoover rival : ORECK
38. It gets a new position upon graduation : TASSEL
40. Scratch : NICK
41. Haw : GOLEFT
42. Pier grp. : ILA
45. Opponent of Luther during the Protestant Reformation : ECK
46. "Sommersby" star, 1993 : GERE
47. Group with the 1963 #1 hit "So Much in Love," with "the" : TYMES
49. Coal miner : PITMAN
51. Didn't take seriously : PLAYEDAT
54. François's farewells : ADIEUX
55. Onetime General Motors spokesman : PATBOONE
56. Schlock : SLEAZE
57. Used-car ad phrase : ONEOWNER
58. Perfumery employee : TESTER
59. Where some jets originate : GEYSERS
1. Dramatic confession : ITWASI
2. Must : NEEDTO
3. Set : HARDEN
4. "___ ready?" : AREWE
5. It's used during an introductory course : SALADFORK
6. Nincompoop : TWIT
7. Builder's projected expense? : EAVE
8. Teased : JOSHED
9. Lacking : OUTOF
10. Uintah and Ouray Reservation tribe : UTES
11. Help in a dangerous situation : SWATTEAM
12. Dance in which "you bring your knees in tight" : TIMEWARP
13. Those involved in cutting class at school? : STYLISTS
15. Blue-backed Dr. Seuss character : YERTLE
23. Sleep : REPOSE
27. News inits. : UPI
28. One paid for services rendered? : RECTOR
29. Ring tone? : PEAL
30. One-named rock star of the 1990s-2000s : BECK
31. Handsome Dan : PRETTYBOY
32. Overtaken : GONEPAST
33. "And Now for Something Completely Different" co-star : ERICIDLE
34. Haberdashery section : NECKTIES
36. Univ. research grantor : NSF
39. Largest city in Syria : ALEPPO
41. Millennial's parent : GENXER
42. "All finished!" : IMDONE
43. "Almost" in horseshoes : LEANER
44. "Wild" flowers in a Sara Teasdale poem : ASTERS
46. Wrapping material : GAUZE
48. Cries of pain : YEOWS
50. Crux : MEAT
52. Filmmaker Fritz : LANG
53. Exactly, after "to" : ATEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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